Indego Robotic Exoskeleton to Assist Walking
June 3, 2015•8 min
Shepherd Center is the lead clinical partner in the critical final stage of trials for a robotics-assisted walking device that could improve the lives of people with limited mobility caused by spinal cord or brain injury, stroke or multiple sclerosis.Developer Parker Hannifin Corp. describes the exoskeleton device – called Indego® – as a “powered orthosis worn around the waist and legs that allows individuals with spinal cord injuries to stand and walk."The device is being tested at Shepherd Center and a few other facilities across the nation in people with spinal cord and brain injury, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Parker hopes to obtain FDA approval for the device in late 2015.Casey Kandilakis, PT, DPT, NCS, is here to discuss the research and development of this robotics-assisted walking device.